Heroin contributed to fatal crash in Annapolis

Anne Arundel County police say an 81-year-old woman was killed after her auto was struck by a Ford Taurus.

According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, a vehicle was eastbound on Buschs Frontage Road at a high rate of speed when it appears to have crossed the center line and sideswiped a second vehicle before rotating and being stuck by a third vehicle.

According to officials, a Ford Taurus was speeding eastbound on Buschs Frontage Road when the auto crossed the centerline, sideswiped a Toyota Camry, and was hit by a Ford F-150. They also said that they believed that heroin use was a contributing factor.

Dillehunt and the other passenger of the Taurus, 24-year-old Tammy Lawson, of Queenstown, as well as the driver of the Camry, 81-year-old Laurel Zeiler, of Arnold, were airlifted to University of Maryland's Shock Trauma in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the Camry, a 57-year-old woman from Arnold, and two people in the Ford F-150 were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Anne Arundel County police say the Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and any charges will be after review by the States Attorney.

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